Why lie?

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Windows 10 for Phones – Insider Programme

Windows 10 Insider Preview is about to be released for phones. The 1020 (my phone) is one of the two that will get the first rollout, but I’m in two minds whether to install it as it’s not even a beta yet and my 1020 is my main phone.

Anyway, one of the people at MS responsible for the rollout teased on twitter something like: “it’s coming really soon, here’s a clue: 1316 (and it’s a genuine clue)”.

People on forums and blogs are going nutty, they’re like a bunch of religious people trying to shoehorn in crazy interpretations to justify their unfounded guesses.

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Tesco Delivery Saver – 50% OFF!

If you’re thinking about signing up to Tesco’s Delivery Saver scheme then you can benefit by using the codes below to get 50% off any 12-month plan. Bear in mind that the codes will work only once each so it’s first-come first-served.

Go to http://tesco.com/deliverysaver, select either the 12-month Midweek or Anytime plan, enter one of the following eCoupon codes:

  • DDJ3HWYY634

Offer is available until 28th February 2015.

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Aetherius-ness explained

Have beings from other planets guided our religions? How does Mark Bennett keep a straight face?

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Are retailers selling my personal information?

Having a personal domain and web/email server means that I can quickly and easily create ???@mattleech.com email addresses. I use this feature whenever a retailer asks for my email address by creating one that is exclusive to that retailer. E.g. kentucky-fried-chicken@mattleech.com. If I receive a spam/phishing email I can identify the To: address and block it, then inform the retailer that the address I provided them is being used for unsolicited email from a third-party, and I provide a new email address usually with a counter added. Any email address not in my whitelist gets blocked with an return error.

Over the past few days I’ve been receiving spam to the email address kia-lookers@mattleech.com so I sent the following message to Kia/Lookers customer support:

The email address that I created for exclusive
use by Kia/Lookers (kia-lookers@mattleech.com)
is being spammed. This is most likely the result
of client details being sold to a third-party or
personal information being acquired via
non-secure systems on your network.
Please remove my customer account from your

…and then I provided my personal details and a new email address.

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Hope Springs Eternal

My daughter has set up her own blog and posted a posted a few articles. There are posts about Loom Bands, Hunger Games, summer holiday activities, and a couple of photo galleries.

Please visit, browse her site, and feel free to leave some positive messages of encouragement for her to keep up the good work.

Thanks everso!

Blog: http://madelinehope.com

Twitter: @MadsHope

Vine: https://vine.co/u/1105500029315108864

Instagram: http://instagram.com/maddie_mockingjay

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